Perez also denied the ‘team order’ charge via his Twitter account.
Formula one is always glamorous and shiny, but this weekend in Valencia, a harsh alter-reality is also obvious.
Floating in the port city’s harbour is the Indian Express, one of the world’s biggest and most valuable private superyachts that is owned by Vijay Mallya, the boss not only of Force India but also the sinking airline Kingfisher.
Robert Kubica has answered “we’ll see” amid expectations he might be fit enough to return to formula one in the coming months.
It emerged this week that the injured Renault driver’s recovery from his horror February rally crash will speed up after another elbow operation this month. There have been varying reports that estimated a return to the grid could take place as soon as November’s Interlagos finale, while Italy’s Autosprint said it is “unlikely” the 26-year-old will be ready for the start of next season.
“I think it is always sad when you lose a grand prix. We are sorry to see Turkey go”
More reports from the Hungaroring on Friday seemed to confirm that Turkey has been dropped from the 2012 calendar. The Istanbul track made its debut in 2005 but it appears to have been deleted from the latest schedule for next year that is being circulated in the paddock in Hungary.
The final hurdle could be the consent of the FIA
If Christian Horner was in charge of selecting F1′s new tyre supplier for 2011, he would sign up Pirelli. It is believed the Italian company is on the verge of a deal to replace the departing Bridgestone, but some powerful elements are pushing to keep Michelin’s rival proposal on the table.
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